“Common Threads” Textile Conference

Souderton quilt, ca. 1850Catharine Clemens decorated hand towel, 1848Phoebe Kriebel needlework townscape, 1857

The Mennonite Heritage Center, Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, and the Goschenhoppen Historians invite you to a one-day Pennsylvania German textile history conference, scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (snow date, Saturday, February 28) in the Meeting Room of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center.

The cost of the conference is just $30 and will include a delicious lunch.

We will have several speakers lecturing on aspects of our local textile history including:
Alan G. Keyser, on Pennsylvania German weaving
Ann Hermes,on Pennsylvania patchwork pillowcases
Nancy Roan, discussing and showing an extraordinary group of local 19th and 20th century quilts
Joel Alderfer, on Mennonite textiles
Caitlin Harvey, on Victorian clothing
Candace Perry, on the Schwenkfelder townscape needlework pictures

Register soon by calling Joanne Jalowy at 215-679-3103, or emailing joanne@schwenkfelder.com